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Officials Tip: Keep Your Eyes Off The Ball

November 18, 2014    505 Views
Officials Tip: Keep Your Eyes Off The BallIf you and your partner are watching the ball and the ball carrier, who is watching all the other players? Use these tips to break the habit. Read More »

6 Sideline Guidelines for “Official” Fans

November 12, 2014    941 Views
6 Sideline Guidelines for “Official” FansIf you’re an official who likes to get out and watch games, use these guidelines to help you enjoy the game and maintain a level of professional distance. Read More »

Angry Coach: 5 Steps At Least 2 Too Many

November 7, 2014    1414 Views
Officials must penalize unsporting behavior“The Ramp” does not offer a steep incline. Lacrosse needs swifter, stiffer penalties for unsporting coaches, writes one basketball official. Read More »

5 Steps to Keep an Angry Lacrosse Coach in Check

November 6, 2014    4270 Views
Catching an earful from an angry lacrosse coach? Our resident official details “the ramp,” an escalating series of penalties to help keep things in check. Read More »

Pregame Checklists for Lacrosse Officiating Success

November 4, 2014    1461 Views
Pregame Checklists for Lacrosse Officiating SuccessStruggling with confidence as a lacrosse official? Use these checklists and quotes to make sure you're prepared. Read More »

Three Rules for Dealing With On-Field Conflict in Lacrosse

October 28, 2014    3454 Views
Three Rules for Dealing With On-Field Conflict in LacrosseBelieve it or not, the job of a bouncer and the job of an official are remarkably similar. Use these simple rules to decrease escalated on-field incidents. Read More »

4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

October 21, 2014    5590 Views
4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse These “off the books” rules can help youth boys’ lacrosse players improve their skills and maintain a safe, positive experience. Read More »

Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

October 14, 2014    2684 Views
Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s PerspectiveShould refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective. Read More »

Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged Equally

October 7, 2014    7448 Views
Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged EquallyThe idea of “fair, but not equal” is a tough concept for many non-officials. Our resident zebra explains how this concept plays out on the lacrosse field. Read More »

Lead with E’s: Lacrosse Officials Are Stewards of the Game

September 12, 2014    1006 Views
Lead with E’s: Lacrosse Officials Are Stewards of the GameOfficials don’t often look at themselves as leaders. Use the three E’s of leadership to cultivate empowered, enthusiastic and excellent lacrosse officials. Read More »

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